I am completely amazed by this! I usually like to call out when I the future is here, and let me tell you: The future is here!
The future this time is called sOccket and it’s just a soccer ball, but it also generates and stores electricity via physical play! Can you believe it? I don’t know if I’m exaggerating here but I’m really really amazed!
Watch this video and see for yourself how it works:
See? … And for those who can’t watch the video at the moment, it shows how after 15 minutes of play it can power up a light for up to 3 hours. It has a plug that you can connect to. How cool is that?
So, State Farm partnered with sOccket and has a program called Play Today, Illuminate Tomorrow which allows participants of the Soccer Gold Cup 2011 the opportunity to generate energy, while playing with the prototype balls, for their participating Latin American Gold Cup country of choice.
This Gold Cup just finished this past Saturday and I must confess I had no idea that it was going on until I heard about his ball! BUT, I would have loved to see it in action plus Derek and Adrian would have loved to go to the soccer game, it was in L.A.!!!
They even have more ways to donate energy, here are some options that you and anybody can do from home:
- On the State Farm latino Facebook page watch and ‘like’ the videos of Futbol Freestylers to add one minute of light to the represented country
- On the State Farm latino Facebook page play the featured game: Play & Illuminate, where you can play and choose the country you wish to send sOccket™ energy balls.
- Download a new iPhone app, Kick4ACause, which is a virtual soccer game you can play to help donate sOcckets.
What do you think? Isn’t this the future?
To help bring awareness to this program State Farm is offering to giveaway a $100 gift card to Tickemaster! Then you can go see more soccer games!
Here is what you need to do to enter the Giveaway:
Leave a comment on this post, telling me what do you think about it? or Which of the ways I mentioned above did you help donate energy with? (Make sure to leave your e-mail address too).
Giveaway ends Sunday Tuesday 5th, 2011, 11pm PST. Giveaway is US only. No PO boxes.
Disclosure: This is not a paid post, I just wanted to share this amazing program with all of you! All opinions are 100% my own.
Y resulta que State Farm Latino se asoció con sOccket en un programa que se llama Juega Hoy. Ilumina el Mañana el cual permite a participantes de la Copa Oro 2011 CONCACAF de Fútbol la oportiunidad de generar electricidad mientras juegan para suis países latinos que escojan dentro de la Copa Oro.
- En la página de facebook de State Farm Latino puedes ver los videos de los futbolistas y darle “Me gusta” , así añades un minuto de energía al país escojido.
- En la página de facebook de State Farm Latino puedes jugar el juego: Juega e Ilumina, donde puedes escoger el país donde quieres que le manden una pelota sOccket.
- Baja la nueva aplicación para el iPhone, Kids4Acause con la que mientras juegas ayudas a donar más pelotas sOcckets.
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